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Faculty and Class Size

% of Classes by Size
2-9 Students: 9%
10-19 Students: 34%
20-29 Students: 26%
30-39 Students: 12%
40-49 Students: 6%
50-99 Students: 6%
100 or More Students: 6%

Freshman Retention / Graduation Rates

% of Students that Returned
after Freshman Year:
97%
% of Students who Graduated in:
4 Years:
5 Years:
6 Years:

Special Study Options

Accelerated program
Cross-registration
Distance Learning
Double major
Dual enrollment
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Honors Program
Independent study
Internships
ROTC
  Army
  Navy
  Air Force
Student-designed major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Weekend College



Most Popular Degrees

Major Category

% of Bachelor's Degrees

1.  Social sciences17%
2.  Communication, journalism, and related programs13%
3.  Psychology9%
4.  Biological and biomedical sciences8%
5.  Business, management, marketing, and related support services8%
6.  Health professions and related clinical sciences6%
7.  Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies5%
8.  English language and literature/letters5%
9.  History4%
10.  Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics4%

Required Courses

Arts/Fine Arts
Computer Literacy
English (Including Composition)
Foreign Languages
History
Humanities
Mathematics
Philosophy
Sciences (Biological or Physical)
Social Science

Student Services

Remedial Services
Counseling Services
Employment Services
for Current Students

College Credit

Dual Credit
Credit for Life Experiences
Advanced Placement

Majors

Major Category/Major

Architecture and related services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning  Yes Yes

Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies
African-American/Black Studies Yes   
American/United States Studies/Civilization Yes   
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other Yes   
Asian Studies/Civilization Yes   
Latin American Studies Yes   
Russian Studies YesYes  
Women's Studies Yes   

Biological and biomedical sciences
Biochemistry  Yes Yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General YesYes Yes
Biostatistics YesYes Yes
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology    Yes
Ecology  Yes Yes
Epidemiology  Yes Yes
Genetics, General  Yes Yes
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology  Yes Yes
Neurobiology and Neurophysiology  Yes Yes
Pathology/Experimental Pathology    Yes
Pharmacology    Yes
Physiology, General    Yes
Toxicology    Yes

Business, management, marketing, and related support services
Accounting  Yes  
Business Administration and Management, General YesYes Yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Yes   

Communication, journalism, and related programs
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric YesYes Yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies YesYes Yes

Computer and information sciences and support services
Computer Science YesYes Yes
Information Science/Studies YesYes  

Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services  Yes  
Curriculum and Instruction    Yes
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Yes   
Education, General  Yes Yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General    Yes
Elementary Education and Teaching Yes   
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching Yes   
Secondary School Administration/Principalship  Yes  
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other  Yes  

Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering  Yes Yes
Materials Science  Yes Yes
Operations Research  Yes Yes

English language and literature/letters
English Language and Literature, General YesYes Yes

Family and consumer sciences/human sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Yes   

Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General YesYes Yes
Comparative Literature YesYes Yes
German Language and Literature YesYes Yes
Linguistics YesYes Yes
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other YesYes Yes
Slavic/Baltic/Albanian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Oth YesYes  

Health professions and related clinical sciences
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences    Yes
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist  Yes Yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Yes   
Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)  Yes Yes
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Yes   
Dental Public Health and Education (Cert, MS/MPH, PhD/DPH)  Yes  
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)   Yes 
Environmental Health Yes   
Health/Health Care Administration/Management YesYes Yes
Maternal and Child Health  Yes Yes
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Yes   
Medicine (MD)   Yes 
Movement Therapy and Movement Education    Yes
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)    Yes
Nursing, Other  Yes  
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) Yes   
Occupational Therapy/Therapist  Yes  
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)    Yes
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])   Yes 
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other Yes   
Physical Therapy/Therapist  Yes Yes
Public Health Education and Promotion  Yes Yes
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)  Yes  
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing  Yes  
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor  Yes  

Major Category/Major

History
History, General YesYes Yes

Legal professions and studies
Law (LLB, JD)   Yes 

Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Yes   

Library science
Library Science/Librarianship  Yes Yes

Mathematics and statistics
Applied Mathematics Yes   
Mathematics and Statistics, Other  Yes  
Mathematics, General YesYes Yes
Statistics, General  Yes Yes

Multi/interdisciplinary studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other  Yes  
Nutrition Sciences  Yes Yes
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Yes   

Natural resources and conservation
Environmental Science YesYes Yes
Environmental Studies Yes   

Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies
Health and Physical Education, General YesYes  

Philosophy and religious studies
Philosophy YesYes Yes
Religion/Religious Studies YesYes Yes

Physical sciences
Chemistry, General YesYes Yes
Geology/Earth Science, General YesYes  
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical  Yes Yes
Physical Sciences, Other Yes   
Physics, General YesYes Yes

Psychology
Educational Psychology  Yes  
Psychology, General YesYes Yes
School Psychology  Yes Yes

Public administration and social service professions
Public Administration  Yes  
Public Policy Analysis Yes  Yes
Social Work  Yes Yes

Social sciences
Anthropology YesYes Yes
Economics, General YesYes Yes
Geography YesYes Yes
Political Science and Government, General YesYes Yes
Sociology YesYes Yes

Visual and performing arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation YesYes Yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General YesYes  
Fine/Studio Arts, General YesYes  
Music Performance, General Yes   
Music, General Yes   
Musicology and Ethnomusicology  Yes Yes

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS database. Survey files used include Institutional Characteristics, Enrollments and Student Financial Aid; Survey years include 2007-2008, 2008-2009, and 2009-2010. The information on this page is believed to be accurate for the 2009 school year, though College Toolkit does not guarantee such accuracy.